The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan established the following guiding statements and goals:
- Recognize savings (e.g. time and fuel consumption) by minimizing vehicle miles traveled through enhanced integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight.
- Promote efficient system management and operation, and support measures that reduce single occupant vehicle travel during peak demand hours.
- Identify transportation recommendations that enable global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency.
- Increase the accessibility and mobility of people and freight, both civilian and military-related, within the region and to other areas.
- Leverage gateways and aesthetics to create an atmosphere that fosters economic investment.
- Protect and enhance the natural and social environment using context-sensitive transportation strategies.
- Minimize direct and indirect environmental impacts of the transportation system while planning and prioritizing transportation recommendations.
- Promote consistency between transportation improvements, land use decisions, and economic development patterns.
- Provide desirable and user-friendly transportation options for all user groups regardless of socioeconomic status or physical ability.
- Support a fully integrated multimodal network that advances the concept of complete streets.
- Expand and maintain a network of bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities that connects homes, activity centers, and complementary amenities.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
- Improve the safety of the transportation system for all user groups regardless of socioeconomic status or physical ability
- Increase the reliability, predictability, and efficiency of the transportation experience through system improvements and enhanced communication.
- Improve safety and security by enhancing the evacuation route network for natural events and protecting access to military assets.
- Limit expansion of the roadway network to the most necessary projects that best address identified issues.
- Increase the lifespan of existing infrastructure and ensure transportation facilities are used optimally.
- Maintain the transportation network by identifying and prioritizing infrastructure preservation and rehabilitation projects such as pavement management and signal system upgrades.